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Joseph Bruchac is an Abenaki Indian author and storyteller. He is one of the most prominent contemporary
Native American storytellers today. James Bruchac is his son, who also is a storyteller. Bruchac's books about
Native American life in the past and present are highly recommended by us for their accuracy and story quality.
Books by Joseph Bruchac
Bruchac is an incredibly prolific author with more than a hundred books to his name, but here are our recommendations
for some of our favorites:
An interesting graphic novel based on Joseph Bruchac's retelling of Abenaki creation myths.
Excellent historical fiction based on the Navajo men who encoded secret messages for the Marines during World War II.
Crazy Horse's Vision A Boy Called Slow:
Children's biographies of Native American historical figures by Joseph Bruchac.
Native American Animal Stories The Earth under Sky Bear's Feet Between Earth & Sky:
Collections of traditional Native American legends told by Joseph Bruchac.
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes The First Strawberries Rabbit's Snow Dance Many Nations:
Children's picture books by Joseph Bruchac based on Native American legends.
Eagle Song The Heart of a Chief The Warriors:
Chapter books by Joseph Bruchac about contemporary Native American kids.
Pushing Up The Sky:
Collection of plays for kids written by Joseph Bruchac.
A modern horror story by Joseph Bruchac based on Native American folklore.
The Winter People Arrow Over The Door On This Long Journey:
Good historical fiction books about Native Americans.
Joseph Bruchac Resources
Here are some links to online information about Joseph Bruchac:
Interview with Joseph Bruchac
Native American Authors: Joseph Bruchac
Wikipedia: Joseph Bruchac
And here are our webpages about the Abenaki tribe and language:
Abenaki language audio
Eastern Woodland Indian languages
Here are a few good books about the Abenaki Indians:
Voice of the Dawn
The Language of Basket Making
The Western Abenakis of Vermont
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